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'''Gaius Julius Hyginus''' (; 64 BC – AD 17) was a Latin author, a pupil of the famous Alexander Cornelius|Cornelius Alexander Polyhistor, and a freedman of Augustus|Caesar Augustus. He was elected superintendent of the Palatine library by Augustus according to Suetonius' minor works|Suetonius' ''De Grammaticis'', 20.Not everyone is sure that the Hyginus of ''Fabulae'' was this freedman of Augustus; for one, Edward Fitch, reviewing Herbert J. Rose, ''Hygini Fabulae'' in ''The American Journal of Philology'' '''56''',4 (1935), p. 422. It is not clear whether Hyginus was a native of the Iberian Peninsula or of Alexandria. Suetonius remarks that he fell into great poverty in his old age, and was supported by the historian Clodius Licinus. Hyginus was a voluminous author: his works included topographical and biographical treatises, commentaries on Helvius Cinna and the poems of Virgil, and disquisitions on...
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